I am not a crazy highlighter fiend. I have a couple that I love but never felt compelled to add to my collection until now. If you remember almost two years ago, Laura Mercier came out with a Limited Edition Illuminator as a part of the Fall 2011 collection. It was called Rose Rendezvous and it was a beauty (I did a post on it here). It was finely milled, had an almost metallic rose-gold sheen and I haven't bought a powder highlighter since.
Enter the 2013 Dark Spell collection and the latest face illuminator to catch my attention - Spellbound. I was a bit weary before ordering it online sight unseen since I don't normally do that but I know these things sell out like hot cakes so I trotted on over to Nordstrom.com and bought two (one for my BFF). It's a beauty!
To my pleasant surprise, it is slightly warmer, more subtle (yet buildable) and more finely milled than 2011's Rose Rendezvous.
|Spellbound on left, Rose Rendezvous on right|
Here comes the hairy-armed "amateur blogger" swatch:
|Rose Rendezvous on left, Spellbound on right|
The sheen is more subtle yet you can build it up to more intense metallic whereas with RR you had to be careful from the start. Spellbound is a beauty aaaaand you kinda need it.
If you love and use highlighters, you will not be disappointed. Get it before it sells out (UK girls you can pre-order it from Space NK here as they roll out starting July 12) or if you're in North America, trudge on over to Nordstrom - Laura Mercier has a gift with purchase thing going on as well - link.